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Turkish PM Yıldırım Attends Vehicle Delivery Ceremony at AFAD 19 January 2018

Turkish PM Binali Yıldırım attended a vehicle delivery ceremony at the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) in capital Ankara.

80 off-road and 11 Mobile Decontamination vehicles were delivered to AFAD provincial directorates at the ceremony today.

Deputy PM Recep Akdağ, Minister of Customs and Trade Bültent Tüfekçi, Minister of Health, Undersecretary of The Prime Ministry Fuat Oktay, President of the Religious Affairs Ali Erbaş, Head of AFAD Mehmet Güllüoğlu, former Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Çiçek, former MPs Mücahit Arslan, Emrullah İşler, Head of AFAD Mehmet Güllüoğlu and AFAD personnel have also attended the ceremony.

“Today, AFAD is strengthening its force. New vehicles will be sent to various parts of our country.” Yildirim said.

Yıldırım reminded that Turkey had reached out to those areas in the world which nobody extended a helping hand to, with support from AFAD, the Turkish Red Crescent and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA). “Turkey has become the most generous country in humanitarian assistance regarding its ratio to the national income.” he added.


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